Owls

Understanding the Nomadic Habits of Snowy Owls

Across the United States this winter, many birders and nature enthusiasts have been lucky enough to spot snowy owls. While these irruptions always …

Nature

Marijuana Growers in California Are Killing Owls and Disrupting the Food Web

Owls in California are dying near illegal black market marijuana fields, and scientists believe the plants, may be to blame. Some of the owls …

Cannabis

Marijuana farms are poisoning spotted owls - Futurity

Northern spotted owls that live near illegal marijuana farms in northwest California are being poisoned to death. Here's how.

Environment

Study: Rat point used at cannabis farms harms northern spotted owls - The Cannifornian

The northern spotted owl has had many adversaries.<p>Three decades ago it was loggers, whose forays into the remote forests of the Pacific Northwest …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Study blames pot farms for poisoning of threatened owls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rat poison is contaminating threatened northern spotted owls in California forests, and marijuana farms appear to be to blame, according to a study published Thursday.<p>The study published in the journal Avian Conservation and Ecology focused on owls in Northern California's …

Birds

The Delicate Politics of Chasing Owls

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Owls tend to be secretive. While there are a few American species that enjoy the daylight hours, most are nocturnal and spend their days behind thick greenery or uncannily blending into the bark of the trees they nestle against. Once they’ve found a secure place to snooze, they are …

Opinion

Owls Dying Near Marijuana Farms (Here's Why)

If asked, spotted owls would likely vote against marijuana legalization.<p>New research reveals that several species, including the northern spotted …

Cannabis

Mumbai: Chinchpokli teen held for illegal animal trade

Crime branch officers recover a cobra and two barn owls from 19-year-old's possession; youth claims animals rescued from his locality<p><i>Three owls</i> …

Crime

Hoo is next? Man says he's latest victim of owls in Georgia

A spate of recent owl attacks has ruffled the feathers of metropolitan Atlanta's residents.<p>WSB-TV reports there have been at least three instances of …

Lifestyle

Court OKs killing a type of owl to see effect on other owls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court in San Francisco has upheld a plan by wildlife officials to kill one type of owl to study its effect on another type of owl.<p>The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that the experiment by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service didn't violate a …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Feds Can Kill One Bird to Help Another, Appeals Court Rules

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – The government can move forward with its plan to slaughter barred owls as part of a study to see if their absence will help …

Birds

Injured great horned owl captured in Arvada, taken to Broomfield for rehab

An injured great horned owl was captured Sunday in Arvada and taken to a rehabilitation center for treatment and recovery.<p>A resident notified the …

Birds

01-09: NEWS: Arctic ookpik boom sees many snowy owls head south this winter

NEWS: Around the Arctic January 09, 2018 - 9:30 am<p>Arctic ookpik boom sees many snowy owls head south this winter<p>"Snowies" have been seen in …

Birds

Owls: The secret life of a most mysterious bird

‘It is the breath of the churchyard… soft feathers camouflaging a machine,’ says the poet R S Thomas of the barn owl. In his fantasy novel Titus Groan, Mervyn Peake talks of a ‘Tower of Flints, patched unevenly with black ivy [that] arose like a mutilated finger and pointed blasphemously at heaven. …

Animals

Snowy owls from the Arctic are appearing in Missouri

Snowy owls have been making somewhat unusual appearances in Missouri, delighting bird lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.<p>A sighting in West Alton, north …

Birds

Only two of 17 snowy owls rescued have survived: rehab centre

Of the 17 snowy owls that have been taken to a Manitoba rehab centre since the end of October, there are only two survivors.<p>One owl was released …

Birds

‘Tahoe’ the owl expected to recover after getting trapped in SUV grille in Sask.

The director of an animal rescue group in Regina says she’s seeing a big increase in the number of injured snowy owls, but last week was the first …

Chevrolet

Snowy owl rescued from SUV grille in Regina

The woman phoned Saskatchewan's environment ministry and a conservation officer quickly contacted Lawrence, who keeps rescue gear inside her car.<p>"He …

Birds

Number of injured snowy owls soars at Manitoba wildlife refuge

Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre took in 16 snowy owls by end of December; most winters they get a few<p>The snow has been on the ground less than …

Birds

Snowy owl rescued from SUV grille should make recovery

REGINA — The director of an animal rescue group in Regina says she’s seeing a big increase in the number of injured snowy owls, but last week was the …

Chevrolet

Bird rescue centre raises concerns about rat poison

Poisons often affect more than their intended target, says raptor manager<p>A bird rescue centre is raising concerns about rat poison, which it says can …

Vancouver North Shore

Lord of the Winter

When nights are coldest and longest, and evening begins at about 4 in the afternoon, a walk through any wooded New York City park or neighborhood might be accompanied by the mysterious, booming calls of the great horned owl.<p>Great horned owls are among North America’s most familiar raptors. Their …

New York City

Snowy owls wintering in US fitted with tiny tracking devices

Scott Judd trained his camera lens on the white dot in the distance. As he moved up the Lake Michigan shoreline, the speck on a breakwater came into …

Chicago

13 facts about the splendid snowy owl

<b>In which we praise these glorious birds of prey.</b><p>From the mighty ostrich to the wee bee hummingbird, members of the avian class large and small all …

Nature

Arctic snowy owls wintering in U.S. fitted with tiny tracking devices

Researchers say population closer to 30,000 than 300,000, as was previously believed<p>Scott Judd trained his camera lens on the white dot in the …

Northern Canada

The arrival of snowy owls wintering in northern US present unique opportunity for scientists

Every few years snowy owls come down from the Arctic to winter in the Northeastern US. This year, researchers are taking the opportunity to fit them …

Birds

Snowy owls get fitted with tiny tracking devices

CHICAGO — Scott Judd trained his camera lens on the white dot in the distance. As he moved up the Lake Michigan shoreline, the speck on a breakwater …

Birds

This is where Iowans are seeing the 'Harry Potter' owl in big numbers — dead or alive

CLOSE<p>A Canadian traffic camera catches video of a snowy owl soaring through the air above a picturesque winter backdrop near Montreal.<p>Matt Wetrich …

Nature

Georgia’s biggest birds get a jump on the nesting season

For us, this is the time of year for holiday cheer, glad tidings and wishes for a Happy New Year.<p>For several of Georgia’s big, predatory birds — bald …

Birds

Snowy owl migration gives scientists chance to study them

CHICAGO - Scott Judd trained his camera lens on the white dot in the distance. As he moved up the Lake Michigan shoreline, the speck on a breakwater …

Cleveland